“Why I Love Religion, And Love Jesus”

Fr. Pontifex, who produces Catholic R&B albums and uses his skill of spoken word to share the truths of Jesus, has made a superb rhyme that delineates exactly why Christ came not to abolish but fulfill:

What if I told you that Jesus loves religion
And that by his coming as man he brought his religion to fruition
See this had to be addressed, the use of illogical terms and definitions
You clearly have a heart for Jesus but its fueling atheistic opinions
See what makes his religion great is not errors of wars and inquisitions
It’s that broken men and women to participate in his mission
Clearly Jesus says I have not come to abolish
I came to fulfill the law and I came to fulfill the prophets (Matthew5:17)
And lines about building big churches and tending to the poor
Sounds a bit like Judas when the perfume was being poured (John 12:5)
See His religion is the largest worldwide source of relief
For the poor, the hungry, the sick and repentant thief
Oceans of compassion, opening wide the doors
For single mothers, widows and orphans, married and divorced (James 1:27)
We all detest hypocrisy, and empty show is just the worst
But blaming religion for contradiction
Is like staring at death, and blaming the hearse.
See the teacher will teach when the students are ready to listen
But those that choose to sit in the pews and refuse the good news
Is not the fault of religion.
And If I have the Jersey and I’m playing for the Bulls
There’s going to be some boundaries, regulations and some rules.
You can’t have Christ without his Church; you can’t have the King without his Kingdom
Sins of the Body and internal treason will never ever make me leave him
And that Jesus said it is done, is absolutely true
But he also gave us a mission with many things to DO.
Jesus says if you love me, you will Do what I command. (JN15:14)
Go and Baptize in the name of the Father, Son & Spirit in Every Land. (MT 28:19)
And on the night he was betrayed he took his men in the Upper Room
Take at eat this is my body take and drink my blood for you.
A New covenant you see, an act connected to the tree,
Do this time and time again in Memory of Me. (Mt 26:26-28)
And at last with crown of thorns beaten beyond comprehension
His eyes were looking for yours and mine; it was divine, no human invention.
So as for religion I love it, I have one because Jesus rose from the dead and won.
I believe When Jesus said IT IS FINISHED, His religion had just begun.

Faith and Food – Jan 25

Kicking off the Faith and Food series for this semester, we’ve got TImothy Putnam, the Director of Family Life for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa. Timothy is a convert to Catholicism, really good at music and graphic design, and he’s a great family man.

Timothy will be joining us for a talk on raising a Catholic family in today’s world, walking a daily life with Christ, and respecting the dignity of life from conception to natural death. The food lineup is TBA, but it will be free and yummy. Invite friends, for real.

Be there:
Thursday, January 25, 6:00p
ACAC Great Hall B
RSVP to the event on Facebook

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Update: Timothy could not make it last minute (his wife was having a baby!) but Blake Lawson and Mary Hogan graciously came last minute to share their personal testimonies. You can listen to the audio anytime at:
https://www.tu-catholic.org/podcasts/Faith-Food-2013-01-24.mp3

 

Lent Countdown

Lent 2013 begins Wednesday, February 13. At Newman, we’ll have Mass at the normal 9:30p plus 12:05p for the non-night-owls. Also, start thinking of something inherently good that you will offer up, allowing God, the creator of all good, to work more deeply in your life.

Let the penance begin 4 years, 9 months, 7 days, 18 hours, 55 minutes ago.